Police in Albany investigating woman's death as homicide

Paramedics arrived and pronounced her deceased.

A relative and family friend of Paul's spoke with KTVU. They said Paul was close to finishing dental school at UCSF.

Her relatives told KTVU they are stunned and devastated by her death.

Paul was born in India, where her parents still live. She had been a practicing dentist there.

She moved to the Bay Area in 2001 and a few years ago she began working to get her dental degree in the U.S.

Her family was reluctant to tell KTVU anything more about her because they said they didn't want to do anything to jeopardize the investigation.

Albany Police are also not saying much of anything about this case, except that they are investigating it as a homicide.

The City of Albany Public Information Officer Nicole Almaguer wouldn't answer questions about the circumstances of this homicide, or whether they thought this was a random attack or not.

Almaguer said this was Albany's first homicide since 2004.

The Alameda County coroner's bureau will be responsible for determining a cause of death, according to police.

No arrests had been made in the case as of Tuesday and no suspect information was immediately available, police said.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call Albany police at (510) 525-7300.